It’s that time of year again! We know you and your family are probably preparing for Fall festivities like trick o treating and pumpkin carving, so we thought we’d share this guide from The Spruce to removing pumpkin stains again.
How to Remove Pumpkin Stains From Carpet & Upholstery
Raw pumpkin or plain stewed pumpkin is an easy to remove vegetable stain until you combine it with eggs, milk or cream to make those pumpkin pies.
So carve your Jack-O-Lantern or enjoy every bite and don’t worry about the stains!
Carpet And Upholstery Stains
When the pumpkin hits the carpet, use that dull knife or credit card edge to lift away all the excess solids. Next, mix one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of warm water. Stir well to mix completely.
Using a clean white cloth or paper towel, sponge the cleaning solution into the carpet fibers. Always work from the outside edge of the stain toward the center to prevent spreading the stain even larger.
Next, use a clean dry cloth and blot the area until the solution is absorbed. Repeat the treatment steps a couple of times with the cleaning solution until the stain is removed.
It is important to remove all of the solutions from the carpet by rinsing because the soap can actually attract soil. Wet a clean white towel or paper towel with plain water and sponge to rinse away any soapy residue. Allow to air dry away from direct heat. Vacuum the stained area to lift the carpet fibers.
For pumpkin stains on most upholstery, follow the same cleaning method as for carpets but take extra care not to over-wet the fabric. If the upholstery fabric is silk or vintage, consult a professional cleaner to prevent damaging the fabric.
Need a little extra help with your Fall themed stain? Contact us at J & R’s Carpet Cleaning and we’d be happy to help remove your pumpkin mishaps!
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